How To Engage An ESFJ Personality Type At Work - CiteHR
Dinesh Divekar
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I am looking at some realistic examples where ESFJ type folks can be engaged besides their daily operations/ business function work.
I need help in getting some examples as to how these individuals can feel they are bringing more value than just basic mundane work.
appreciate the help.
Vishal
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Dear Vishal,

I conduct training programme on Know Your Personality where I handle sixteen personalities of Carl Jung. There are no different methods to engage employees based on their personality. If it were so there will be sixteen different methods of engagement and managing all the sixteen will be very difficult. Anyway, following are the attributes of ESFJ:

Preferred Work Environment of ESFJ: - These people prefer a friendly, co-operative environment that is well-organised and oriented toward achieving defined goals. They like to work with people who are sensitive, friendly, focused on helping others and appreciative (grateful, thankful, approving) when they are served.

Interpersonal Style of ESFJ: - these people are popular and co-operative. They consider their relationships important and maintain them with energy and intelligence. They are open to the opinions of others but at the same time have their own strong opinions, and are frequently sensitive to indifference and criticism.

Possible Development Needs of ESFJ: - It may be important for them to appreciate the value of a detailed and complex analysis of a problem when appropriate. They may need to recognise the value of conflict and accept it when it occurs. Similarly, they may have to open their eyes to the facts in disagreeable or discordant situations.

Based on the above, you may make engagement plan and submit over here. We will check whether it is correct or not.

Thanks,

Dinesh Divekar
Thank you Dinesh for the prompt reply.

I have collected quite a few material over the internet about profiles (some of it from these discussion forums), i was wanting to get some ideas about areas where the implementation of these understandings can be done.

I long time back had read that one company had an informal room (the decor itself was informal; like no desk but bean bags etc) where someone could go sit and relax.

I was looking at this profile group to be able to create a similar room but it would be more of where they get to hear issues (whether related to work or personal). Since they are people person, they could use their empathetic side to be good listeners. The other thought was also to have them meet potential attrition candidates not of their department but of other. We usually have a business HR meet people but the time gap is huge (1:200 ratio is to big i guess).

The idea is to create such avenues where there is no performance indicators attributed to it to begin (maybe later might have too) but an employee feels more valued and contributing to the organization.

your thoughts please.

regards,

Vishal
Dear Vishal,
The last sentence of your second post reads the idea is to create such avenues where there is no performance indicators attributed to it to begin (maybe later might have too) but an employee feels more valued and contributing to the organization. If this is your larger goal, then why restrict it only to ESFJ? Why not to other personalities? As such ESFJ is one amongst 16. Therefore, probability of getting ESFJs amongst your employees is just 1/16.
Against this backdrop, I recommend you rolling out Formal Mentoring Programme in your organisation.
Mentors listen to their mentees, helps them in developing their career plan, interprets the company's philosophy or vision, try to develop personality as a whole, try to build the character. While doing this obviously mentee develops a mental affiliation with the organisation. Though mentoring is not a direct solution to the employee attrition, "Formal Mentoring Programme" is a long term solution and it helps in mitigating the woes of attrition.
For for further clarification, you may call me on my mobile.
Thanks,
Dinesh Divekar
Dear Vishal, what you raised is a type of personality of MBTI. It is a patented instrument. An accredited administrator can help you out. In MBTI there is no good or bad type. In each of the 16 types, there are some strengths and some weaknesses based on inborn preferences. Person of any type can perform any job but in some jobs she will face less stress and in others more stress.
If you have an ESFJ, please find out what type of job is more suitable. An administrator will be able to help you.
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